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A List of Gift Cards Available at CVS

Updated on November 06, 2015
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If you are looking for one-stop shopping for gift cards this year, you may not have to look further than your local CVS.

All you need to do is look for the card rack — you will often find it close to the cash registers, usually on an aisle's end cap. If you don't see it when you first walk in the store, just poke around. My local CVS has it tucked in one of the back rows, where I'm sure it spends most of its time between holidays.

Just so you know what's available before you head out to shop, here's a rundown of what you can expect to find. Be aware that selection varies by region and availability.

You have tons of options for gift cards. When I went there to make my list of what's available, I was actually surprised at how many different kinds they had. I'll group these lists into types, so you can get a broad overview.

Department Stores

Amazon (Electronics, Home, Toys, and non-specific)
Macy's
Sears
Bloomingdale's
Marshalls
TJ Maxx
JCPenney
Nordstrom
Of course, you can buy ones for CVS too :)
Kohl's
Old Navy
 
Lord & Taylor
Saks Fifth Avenue
 

Clothing

Aeropostale
Hollister
American Eagle
Lane Bryant
Banana Republic
Options Card (includes Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, and Athleta)
Express
 

Kids

Babies "R" Us
Build-A-Bear
American Girl
Gymboree
Baby Gap
Toys "R" Us

Accessories

Claire's
DSW

Specialty

LL Bean
Lands' End
Nike
The Body Shop
Harley Davidson
Barnes and Noble
Petsmart
 

Home

Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Lowe's
Crate and Barrel
HomeGoods
Pier 1
West Elm
Pottery Barn
Williams-Sonoma

Outdoors and Sporting Goods

Golfsmith
Bass Pro Shops
Cabelas
Sports Authority
Dick's Sporting Goods
 

Electronics

Best Buy
Gamestop
Restaurant Gift Cards at CVS
Restaurant Gift Cards at CVS

Restaurants

For dining, all of your options are for chain restaurants. Some of these are national, but some may be regional. For example, I live in New England and I'm pretty sure the Ninety Nine is a local chain not found outside this area.

Applebee's
Dominos
Red Lobster
Buffalo Wild Wings
Dunkin' Donuts
Sonic
Burger King
Fuddrucker's
Starbucks
Cheesecake Factory
Hooters
Steak and Shake
Outback Steakhouse
IHOP
Subway
Chuck E. Cheese's
Longhorn's
Taco Bell
Cracker Barrel
Ninety Nine
TGI Friday's
Dairy Queen
Olive Garden
Wendy's
Darden Restaurants: (includes Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, and Seasons 52)
PF Chang's
Chili's Fresh Choices: (includes Chili's, Maggiano's, Macaroni Grill, and On the Border)
Denny's
 
 

Gaming, Electronics, and Applications

If there's a gamer on your Christmas list, you have a variety of options here too. For example, you can get gift cards for both the Playstation Network and XBox Live. For XBox Live, you can either buy a Gold membership (three months) or XBOX Live Points (for DLC, etc.)

Animal Jam
Karma Koin
Roblox
Blizzard Entertainment
Kindle Fire
Steam
Boss Revolution
League of Legends
Wizard 101
Disney
Nintendo E-Shop
Xbox Live
Facebook Game Card
PayPal
Xbox
GameStop
PlayStation Network
 
Google Play
PlayStation Plus
 
iTunes
PlayStation Store
 

Cinema

AMC
Movietickets.com
 
Applebee's: Dinner and a Movie
Regal Cinemas
 
Fandango
Regal Cinemas: Dinner and a Movie
 
Fandango: Dinner and a Movie
 
 

Gas and Travel

BP
Shell
Exxon Mobil
Southwest Airlines

3-Packs

If you are planning on giving the same type of gift card to several people, you could look into getting a pack. These are great for giving out at work, school, or church.

Some packs I saw:

  • Subway (3-pack of $10 cards)
  • Applebee's (3-pack of $15 cards)
  • Chili's (3-pack of $10 cards)
  • Starbucks (3-pack of $10 cards)

Visa and American Express

And finally, if you still can't find a specific gift card that your recipient would like, you can always opt to purchase either one from Visa or American Express. These can be used almost anywhere and are loadable for values between $25 and $500.

Just keep in mind that unlike cards for specific stores and restaurants, the American Express and Visa gift cards have activation fees. For AMEX, the fee was $5.95 to purchase. For Visa, check the racks carefully. For some reason, they had a range of activation prices between $3.95 and $5.95.

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    • Dave 19 months ago

      Do they have amazon gift cards? It's the only thing I'm looking for right now

    • Joe 4 years ago

      If say I purchased an Old Navy giftcard at a CVS, would the credit card statement say I made a purchase from CVS or from Old Navy?

    • Maria 4 years ago

      do you know what store has sephora giftcards ?

    • Tony 5 years ago

      Thanks for publishing the lists of available cards at CVS. Big help.

    • hc 5 years ago

      no help if you lose them.BEWARE

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      Giftformen 5 years ago

      That's why I love gift cards. They're always available when you need them.

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      Emma 6 years ago from Boston

      Jen, I would take them back to CVS with your receipt.

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      Smaridge01 6 years ago from Florida

      Good info, I'll have to remember this next time I'm looking for a gift card in a pinch. Thanks.

      -Wayne

    • jen_g 6 years ago

      Anyone have any trouble with these cards? I purchased an Applebee's 3 pack, got home a few hours later and decided to double check the balances before placing them in the Christmas cards for my son's teachers.

      From what we could find at Applebee's website, only 1 of them had a valid balance. The other 2 showed as Inactive. I called the 800 number on the back of the cards, but because I purchased them at a 3rd party retailer they were not able to help and gave me another number to call, which unfortunately is not staffed on the weekends.

      Any ideas what I should do next? We intended to give these cards out Monday.

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      katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

      Great idea and one I have not considered. I love this gift card idea of yours as I'm in and out of CVS all the time. They have some really cool stuff too!

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      brandrocker 6 years ago

      Gift cards give the recipients the options to choose the gift they would otherwise buy. So, nice idea.

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      CVS does have a terific selection of gift cards. Gift cards are pretty much the way to go this year. You can't beat the convenience.

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